Building for Life 12 Assessment: Park View, Gateshead

Park View, developed by Miller Homes, is located on Durham Road in Gateshead, which has closely connected to the Gateshead city centre. With the start of the new module on alternative housing schemes, we have been looking at the document Building for Life 12 to assessment the housing area by using three colours, green, amber…
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BFL 12: Staiths South Bank

Recently we started to learn housing alternative, which ask us to look around and deeply understand the neighbourhood design. We went to several case studies with Building For Life 12 document to analysis where schemes are succeeded or not. The case I choose is Staiths South Bank, which located beside the Dunston Staiths in Gateshead….
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BFL 12 ASSESSMENT: SINCLAIR MEADOWS

Sinclair Meadows, in South Shields is one of the housing developments designed by Four Housing Group we visited as case study to response to the housing project. Integrating into the neighborhood 1, Connections The site is located along the main road so the connection integrates into the existing road network. But there is one entrance to…
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Building For Life 12 Assessment: The Smith’s Dock

Today, let’s talk about a case study called Smith’s Dock. It’s a housing development in North Shields in which facing The River Tyne. Currently there is only the phase one (The Plateau). These award-winning modular houses are flexible enough to work around people’s needs. And the surrounding areas are also full of residence which means…
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BFL 12: THE RISE PHASE 1 IN SCOTSWOOD ASSESSMENT

As part of “Housing Alternatives”, we went to visit some development of the residential design. One of them is the Rise Phase 1 by Keepmoat, which is located in the Armstrong Road, Scotswood, Newcastle upon Tyne. I will try to use BFL12 to analyse and evaluate it below. 1.Neighbourhood Integration Connections: The BFL considers whether…
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Building For Life 12 Assessment: Lancaster Co-housing Scheme

Having recently started a module on alternative housing schemes we have be looking closely at the Building For Life 12 document that assesses the effectiveness of housing schemes using a 3 tier traffic system to highlight where schemes have succeeded or not.   As part of the module we have been asked to look at…
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BFL 12: The Malings

The Malings is a housing development located in the lower Ouseburn Valley,  close to the River Tyne. Designed by Ash Sakula Architects and developed in partnership with Igloo Regeneration, Carillion and Gentoo Construction, the last of the 76 dwellings was completed in 2017. The Malings has won several design awards including the “Housing Design Award…
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BFL 12 ASSESSMENT: AXWELL PARK

Axwell Park was one of the housing projects that were proposed to visit and make their respective assessment in accordance with the guidelines of Building for Life 12. This development has two special characteristics. The first is its location in the suburban area of ​​Gateshead, surrounded by abundant vegetation and close to several bodies of water….
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BFL 12: PARK VIEW DEVELOPMENT

In order to understand how the recent residential housing areas been designed these years, we visited some recent sites and developments and use Building for life 12 to analyse each development. Park View is one case of the case studies, which is located in Gateshead on the Durham road and developed by Miller Homes. Some…
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BFL 12: Trilogy, Saltwell Assessment

The Trilogy site sits in Gateshead, having close connections to the city centre and access to the metro. Trilogy is a new brownfield site that replaces the green fields, that occupied the site beforehand. The homes are built to a high standard, however, the opposite can be said for the public realm and the landscape….
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